The Weeknd hits new Spotify milestone of 100m monthly listeners
We called this one in January! The Weeknd has become the first artist to have more than 100 million listeners on Spotify.
February 28, 2023
Bandzoogle hits $100m music, merch and ticket sales milestone
More than half of that $100m has been generated in the last five years, while 75% of the total has come from merchandise.
January 18, 2023
Roxi now has 1m users… and Simon Cowell as a curator
British music streaming service Roxi has signed up another starry playlist curator, and announced its first user figures.
December 19, 2022
TuneCore reaches a new milestone: $3bn of DIY-artist earnings
Believe has announced that its distribution subsidiary TuneCore has now reached the milestone of $3bn of artist earnings, having hit the $2.5bn mark in April this year.
December 8, 2022
Music licensing startup Uppbeat reaches 1m users milestone
Startup Uppbeat emerged early in 2021 as a music licensing service for YouTubers, with a catalogue of 900 cleared tracks and a freemium business model.
November 16, 2022
YouTube now has 80m paid Music and Premium subscribers
It's more than a year since YouTube announced that it had 50 million paid subscribers for YouTube Music and YouTube Premium.
November 9, 2022
Instagram now has more than 2bn monthly active users
Something we missed in our report on Meta’s latest financial results yesterday: CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed a new milestone stat for its Instagram service.
October 28, 2022
Apple Music has 100m songs, says ‘human curation is more important than ever’
Apple Music has announced a new milestone. No, not how many subscribers it has, but the number of tracks available on its service. It's 100m.
October 3, 2022
Ed Sheeran is the first artist with 100m Spotify followers
Congratulations are due to Ed Sheeran. First for becoming the first artist to reach the milestone of 100 million followers on Spotify...
July 28, 2022
TuneCore reaches new milestone of $2.5bn artist payouts
Distributor TuneCore has now paid out more than $2.5bn to artists in royalties since the company was founded in 2006.
April 26, 2022
1 to the b(n): TikTok has more than 1bn monthly active users
If you don't know them, they're one to the bn, coming in hard, you better watch it, er, Instagram. Okay, that's enough TikTok viral rap references. The news is that the short-videos app has officially reached the milestone...
September 28, 2021
Shazam has now tagged 1bn+ songs from the iOS Control Center
It’s a quirk of Apple’s music business that the company has announced more public stats for its Shazam music-recognition subsidiary in the last year than it has for its flagship streaming service. Last November, Shazam...
September 14, 2021